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Dec 11, 2012 12:00pm EST
. it talked about 3,000 fbi employees. it talked about head start programs. 100,000 fewer children being enrolled. it talked about women's health programs for breast and cervical cancer. 45,000 low-income women would lose that. and women infant children nutrition program, about 900,000 participants would lose out. and teachers would be cut about 16,000, fewer teachers. which is, that is kind of a concrete cut that people would notice. >> host: here are some other ones from "bloomberg news". national institutes of health, 2.5 billion. the fbi, 742 million. customs and border patrol, 712 million. the nutritions programs for women, infant and children, wic, 543 million. federal courts, 384 million. low income heating assistance will get knocked off by 285 million. 183 million cut from the national parks system. and 129 million in u.s. embassy security and construction. after the whole benghazi thing that could be cut. >> guest: exactly. they're trying to put some of that money back into embassy security i just read. well i heard from the national association of, national parks conservation
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm EST
less research. if it's the fbi or border patrol people, there'll be less law enforcement. there's going to be less money for housing assistance and for childcare and for head start. it's going to be fewer teachers. a lot of things will happen. >> host: should there be any further cuts? >> guest: absolutely. i believe we have enormous deficits going forward. what we need is a balance of spending cut of revenue increases. given that we party has been in cuts, i agree with the administration's focus on what's dissenting on the revenue side. but going forward, the big items in the budget, the ones causing the problems are not these little programs threaten great now. they are big programs like medicare and social security. >> host: speaking to domestic spending, should there be any work has to domestic spending? >> guest: i would never say there should never been in archives. they should be carefully chosen in this particular part of the budget is only about 18% of the total has already taken a very big hit and miss the part of a budget where we invested research will invest in education, w
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 9:00am EST
task force centers around the country of the fbi. we also know that they understand, as i was trying to get into perhaps a little more than i should have, the operating characteristics that are necessary to have freight and passenger work together your we've had, again, a 40 year partnership with them. and we are concerned about the current contracts or, the current labor agreements, the various crew change agreements that are out there, how would all that be handled if the amtrak intercity network were parceled out to other operators. and, finally, i'm entering from the questions that you believe that perhaps the other bidders would not be covered by railroad retirement. spent yes, i'm very concerned that you read my mind. that's very good. >> that would become in our opinion, a major problem. not only for current employees but for retirees. as you well know from when we -- the railroad retirement system is already upside down six to one to six retirees for one employee. amtrak is 10% of the current workforce. if that workforce were not part of her retirement system, the payments in
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